The Amazing Thing about Ordinary


Last updated 7/15/2017 at 1:17pm

A woman going about her day, getting water for her household. We can imagine she had dishes to wash, meals to prepare, and clothes to clean. Just like us. And this ordinary woman carried scars. Jesus told her, "Go and bring your husband." The woman answered, "I don't have a husband." Can you imagine the pain this woman carried with her?

Most people older than ten have faced some sort of tragedy. Some of us experienced horror younger than that.

A car accident or house fire

The death of a loved one

Parental divorce

Abuse, neglect, or abandonment

Suicide of a close friend

The list of bad things goes on and on. Yet we know that God redeems.

The Bible tells us in Isaiah 61:3 that He exchanges beauty for ashes, or as the Contemporary English Version writes, "The Lord has sent me to comfort those who mourn, especially in Jerusalem. He sent me to give them flowers in place of their sorrow, olive oil in place of tears, and joyous prai...

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